Filmfare Awards 2017: Dangal, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt Bag top honour this year
The three Khans competed for the Best Actor (Male) category-- Shah Rukh Khan was nominated for Fan, Salman Khan for Sultan and Aamir Khan for Dangal-- Aamir Khan bagged the black lady.
In the much fanfare in the 62nd edition of Filmfare awards, Bollywood graced the red carpet in extravagant style and stardom. Success was on high for Dangal, Udta Punjab and Neerja who bagged multiple awards.
The star-studded event was co-hosted by Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar. While the three Khans competed for the Best Actor (Male) category-- Shah Rukh Khan was nominated for Fan, Salman Khan for Sultan and Aamir Khan for Dangal-- Aamir Khan bagged the black lady.
In the Best Actor (Female) category, Alia Bhatt bagged the black lady honour for her performance as Bihari migrant in Udta Punjab. Shahid Kapoor won the Critics Award for Best Actor (Male) for Udta Punjab and Sonam Kapoor received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Female) for Neerja. Manoj Bajpayee too won the Critics Award for Best Actor (Male) for Aligarh. Director Ram Madhvani won Critics’ Award For Best Film for Neerja.
Dangal created dangal in the ceremony by bagging two additional awards for Best Film and Best Director. Nitesh Tiwari receiving the award said: "This award is the reassurance of how much people loved Dangal and I would like to thank everyone who loved and supported our film. It means everything."
After receiving the award, Alia, 23, thanked Shahid Kapoor for sending her the script and said that Udta Punjab is very close to her heart.
While Sonam got emotional on receiving the award from film director duo Abbas-Mustan, Shahid said: “I am very excited to get it and I want to thank Filmfare for this. It’s a good day!”
Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award by his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha. An emotional Khaamosh Sinha said: "Many people feel if you get the Lifetime Achievement Award it's the end, but I feel it's just the beginning."
While Diljit Dosanjh received the Best Male Debut award for Udta Punjab, Ritika Singh got the Best Female Debut award for Saala Khadoos, co-starring R Madhavan.
Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil casted magic in the award ceremony as well, bagging four awards. While Arijit Singh won the Best Playback (Male) for the title song of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Pritam bagged the Best Music Director and the Best Music Album. Amitabh Bhattacharya won the award for Best Lyrics for Channa Mereya from the same film.
After winning the award, Pritam said, “My first thanks to KJo. Without him it wouldn’t have been possible. I want to take this award home for my children.”
Neha Bhasin won the Best Playback Singer (Female) for Jag Ghoomeya from Sultan. Holding her precious ‘black lady’, Neha hummed the song and said, “I would like to thank the entire team of Filmfare, you guys rock!”
The much-acclaimed film Neerja won four awards. Shabana Azmi won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female), Aparna Sud and Anna Ipe won for Best Production Design; Mitesh Munchandani won for Best Cinematography and Monisha R. Baldawa won the award for Best Editing.